Last night the Oilers beat the best team in hockey 5-0. It was a great game to watch and they played amazing, but it’s what happened BEFORE the game that put a smile on my face. . Shannon Mercer posted this on Facebook to the Blackhawks and it’s since been shared almost 3,000 times!
The Post read..
“I really hope that Patrick Kane gets to see this post….My boy was standing on the front steps of the hotel you were staying at in Edmonton today, anxiously awaiting a glimpse of you.”
“When the bus pulled up, he said he could feel his heart beating and when you came down the steps of that bus, you could have ignored my 8 year old who waiting to see you with stars in his eyes, but you didn’t. You motioned for him to come to you, where you took the time to ask his name, his age, who his FAVORITE player is (you of course , you signed his hat AND his stick and you gave my boy a most special and amazing memory that he will never, ever forget. He said that meeting you is basically his best Christmas gift and that nothing could ever beat this day. I wanted to let you know, from the bottom of this Mama bears heart, thank you for taking the time to share yourself with my little boy today. ❤️“
This is proof that Hockey players can sometimes be excellent ambassadors and role models.